I never see a lot said about the 7-ply Ludwig Classic Maple snare drums. Why?

Warrenwood

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When I was in high school/college (early 80s) I used to haul my double bass Ludwig around in my Toyota Tercel (photo below is the same model, but not my car). 2 doors, NOT a hatchback. Both bass drums (14x20) were in the back seat, with the rack toms between. Floor tom and snare in the front passenger seat. Hardware and cymbals in the trunk. (Yes, I killed it at Tetris!)

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MrInsanePolack

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Per the previous road-rage exchanges, I drive a lifted 4x4 truck with oversized tires. Compact sedans cower in my path. Sometimes I just roll right over them.
I'm like the only one here without a lifted 4x4. I have a Hyundai Tiburon. Its tiny. I love parking next to big giant trucks. Looks like I drive a toy car. But y'all scare the crap outta me on the highway.
 

Deafmoon

Member
Maple is a great wood for snare drums. We tend to speak about the sound difference more between a Solid Snare vs. Multiple plies. So the 7-ply Ludwig is sort of just another drum. Ludwig metal Snare drums however, have always been their "MAGIC". I have played Ludwigs maple shell snares and although they are nice, they are not my first choice. That goes to my Hammered Brass Supra.
 

Deafmoon

Member
I'm a big fan on the Ludwig Classic Maple drum line. I have a set, and they are some of the best drums I've ever heard.

With that said, there are so many threads about a wide variety of snare drums, and I appreciate them all! However, I don't think I've ever seen that many threads (or even much of a mention) of Ludwig Classic Maple snare drums, in particular the 7 ply. Why is that? Are there "better" snares out there at the same price point? Do people just not have them? I don't know. I've listened to them online, and they sound pretty good to me. Maybe that's the issue...at that price point, maybe there are more-than-pretty-good snares to be had for the same price. Like I said, I just don't know.

I'm curious as to what you have to say about these snares.
Ludwig makes fantastic drums and here in the USA!!!!!
 

C.M. Jones

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I'm like the only one here without a lifted 4x4. I have a Hyundai Tiburon. Its tiny. I love parking next to big giant trucks. Looks like I drive a toy car. But y'all scare the crap outta me on the highway.
My wife drives a Fiat subcompact, which can pretty much be parked in a shopping-cart stall. It gets about fifty miles to the gallon. It's a great vehicle, but I've always been a truck guy. I like elevated suspension and the ability to haul.
 

C.M. Jones

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Now that we are totally de-railed into cartalk haha - What do you think about the SUVs?

I was actually looking at buying a sequoia haha.
My mom has a 4Runner and has been very pleased with it. I don't think there's any doubt that Toyota makes quality stuff. I'd expect anything Toyota produces to hold up for many, many years.

The preceding points notwithstanding, I don't like Toyota trucks very much. The Tundra is too awkward and bulky, and the Tacoma now looks like an SUV with an open bed. Neither fits my vision of a "pickup truck."
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
The preceding points notwithstanding, I don't like Toyota trucks very much. The Tundra is too awkward and bulky, and the Tacoma now looks like an SUV with an open bed. Neither fits my vision of a "pickup truck."
That's funny. My version of pickup truck is actually in line with your earlier post, and is a Toyota. I eventually need a truck to haul lumber, so LWB is my only requirement. But for a truck I actually want, this is the only way to go. 1983 Toyota 4x4 with a lift and giant mudders. It looks like a mini monster truck. I've wanted one since 1983 when my dads friend bought one brand new and did this to it. It was so cool.

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notvinnie

Senior Member
Now that we are totally de-railed into cartalk haha - What do you think about the SUVs?

I was actually looking at buying a sequoia haha.
Toyota makes really great vehicles, in every class. Super reliable and well engineered. You can't go wrong. I just wish they would hire some decent designers. But then again, they know how to make money. Planned obsolescence is part of their plan.
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
That's funny. My version of pickup truck is actually in line with your earlier post, and is a Toyota. I eventually need a truck to haul lumber, so LWB is my only requirement. But for a truck I actually want, this is the only way to go. 1983 Toyota 4x4 with a lift and giant mudders. It looks like a mini monster truck. I've wanted one since 1983 when my dads friend bought one brand new and did this to it. It was so cool.

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The old Toyotas were great. The new ones just don't do it for me.

I really miss the golden age of the two-door, single-cab pickup. Trucks used to be practical and quite affordable, as they were designed for work rather than comfort. They've degenerated into overpriced luxury machines. A sales guy tried to lure me into a $60,000 pickup when I bought my current truck. When I mentioned the astonishing sticker price, he replied, "Well, they're built today to accommodate the whole family." I returned, "For that kind of money, this truck should come with a family." He feigned amusement but was clearly annoyed.
 
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J-W

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I really miss the golden age of the two-door, single-cab pickup. Trucks used to be practical and quite affordable, as they were designed for work rather than comfort.
I don't know if they still make them like this, but I needed a truck to move/remodel and I found a 2003 standard cab, long bed, Silverado 1500 with 103k miles on it last year that is about as stripped down as I've ever seen a "modern" pickup. It's got a split bench (cloth, of course), rubber flooring, manual windows/locks, am/fm radio, and it's handy as hell to have around. I only drive it when I need it, so I don't mind it's lacking of amenities and I especially don't mind banging it up when I do. That's what a truck is for.
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If you have to move a kit, you may as well be comfortable. Especially when doing triple digits. View attachment 94878Behold the 15 year old drum hauler.
That's nice!
I'm a sucker for a black BMW 5 series, but I like 'em a little older..........and with 3 pedals and RWD. :devilish:
The driver:
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The toy:
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Darth Vater

Senior Member
I don't know if they still make them like this, but I needed a truck to move/remodel and I found a 2003 standard cab, long bed, Silverado 1500 with 103k miles on it last year that is about as stripped down as I've ever seen a "modern" pickup. It's got a split bench (cloth, of course), rubber flooring, manual windows/locks, am/fm radio, and it's handy as hell to have around. I only drive it when I need it, so I don't mind it's lacking of amenities and I especially don't mind banging it up when I do. That's what a truck is for.
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That's nice!
I'm a sucker for a black BMW 5 series, but I like 'em a little older..........and with 3 pedals and RWD. :devilish:
The driver:
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The toy:
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Beautiful !! I like the E39s. My wife had an '03 525i sport pkg. Looked fast but was dawg slow. LOL. The E60s have the better motors. I need the AWD living here in da 'Burgh. I had a '05 330i (E46/RWD) for 7 years. Just sold it in the spring w/ 149K mi on it. One of the best cars I've ever owned.
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
I don't know if they still make them like this, but I needed a truck to move/remodel and I found a 2003 standard cab, long bed, Silverado 1500 with 103k miles on it last year that is about as stripped down as I've ever seen a "modern" pickup. It's got a split bench (cloth, of course), rubber flooring, manual windows/locks, am/fm radio, and it's handy as hell to have around. I only drive it when I need it, so I don't mind it's lacking of amenities and I especially don't mind banging it up when I do. That's what a truck is for.
My first pickup ever, back in my teens, was a Silverado. Very solid machine.
 
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